1941 Edmonton municipal election

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The 1941 municipal election was held November 12, 1941 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board, while four trustees were acclaimed to the separate school board.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: James Ogilvie, Sidney Bowcott, Athelstan Bissett (SS), Sidney Parsons, and Frederick John Mitchell were all elected to two-year terms in 1940 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Izena Ross, E M Gunderson, and W G McConachie had been acclaimed to two-year terms in 1940 and were still in office. The same was true of the separate board, where Adrien Crowe (SS), James O’Hara, and J O Pilon were continuing.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 17,566 ballots cast out of 56,808 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 30.9%.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes %
Independent John Wesley Fry 11,632 68.78%
Citizens' Committee George Campbell 5,281 31.22%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Labour Harry Ainlay 9,134 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee James McCrie Douglas 8,113 SS Green tickY
     Civic Progressive Association Gwendolen Clarke 7,369 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Charles Gariepy 6,718 Green tickY
     Civic Progressive Association Guy Patterson 6,378 Green tickY
     Civic Progressive Association Frank Crang 6,082 SS
Independent Dan Knott 6,070
Citizens' Committee John E. Sydie 5,251
Citizens' Committee Milo M. Case 4,921
Citizens' Committee Albert E. Knowler 4,485
Independent Joseph Adair 4,148
Independent Mack McColl 4,053
Labour W. H. O'Neill 3,928
Independent Rice Sheppard 3,691 SS

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Melvin Downey 10,993 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Roy Sutherland 10,794 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Albert Ottewell 10,532 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee James Hyndman 10,532 Green tickY
Labour William Tree 6,604

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

William Wilde (SS), Robert Tighe, Thomas Malone, and Romeo Bouchard were acclaimed.

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